Readers are aware that President Pranab Mukherjee, on the occasion of National Education Day i.e 11/10/12 yesterday, along with Human Resources and Development (HRD) minister, MM Pallam Raju, launched the Aakash 2 tablet at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The most exciting point of this launch is that Aakash 2 is enabled for Aadhaar Authentication too.
The success of Aadhaar Authentication platform depends on the availability of sufficient numbers of terminals equipped for Aadhaar Biometric Authentication.
In simple terms, Aadhaar authentication has to be online, cost effective, secure and the most important on a portable authentication device.
Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was an important partner in the development of Aakash 2.
C-DAC is also associated with the ‘Certification of Aadhaar Authentication Devices’. This would have paved the way for Aakash 2 to be ready for Aadhaar authentication too.
In the first phase, the target to supply 100,000 units of Aakash 2 to IIT Bombay, who in turn will distribute them to Engineering University and College students. As an ambitious target, all the 22 crores Indian students would possess the Aakash 2 in the coming years.
We Indians are renowned for Jugaad, and the initial 1 lac students will find out innovative ideas to make the most of Aakash 2.
Yes, it should be matter of time, before the Aadhaar authentication spreads its wings across India.
Re-disseminated by Prashant N. Banker by daytime, Blogger by night.
- Pranab launches Aakash-2 tablet (thehindu.com)
- Aakash 2 Android tablet materializes, costs around $21 for Indian students (engadget.com)
- Government reboots Aakash: President unveils new version of original low-cost tablet (dailymail.co.uk)